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Lessons we are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic for radiological risk communication

  • 26 Mar 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • online

Lessons we are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic
for radiological risk communication

SHARE invites you to
Thursday 26th March 2020 15.00 – 16.30 (CET)

6am PDT; 7am MDT; 8am CDT; 9am EDT; 10am PDT

"You can't see, smell, or taste it, but it may be a problem..." This message rings a bell for all scientists working in ionising radiation research. There are similarities and differences between radiation and Covid-19 when it comes to communication, which need to be explored. And while it may be early to conclude final lessons from the Covid-19 outbreak for radiological risk communication, it is certainly the right time to discuss, evaluate and reflect on emerging implications.
The SHARE research platform will host a 90-minute webinar to provide a risk communication perspective on the current situation. The aim of the webinar is to draw together insights from a variety of risk communicators and top experts on radiological risk perception and its relations to the Covid-19 context. Experts from the SHARE Platform will offer their perspectives on what we can learn from today's situation in reference to Covid-19 and will consider wider challenges to risk perception, crisis communication and issues of trust.
Panelists for the webinar are:

Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IAAS Postdam, Germany

Prof. Dr. Britt-Marie Drottz Sjøberg, Department of Psychology, University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mr. Patrick Meschenmoser, Mesh & Moser Situation Management, Austria

Mr. Azby Brown, Citizen Scientist Organisation, SAFECAST, Japan 

Dr. Tanja Perko, Institute for Environment, Health and Safety, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK CEN, Belgium

With additional live testimonies from:

Prof. Dr. Marie Claire Cantone (Professor in Ethics in radiation protection at the University of Milan, Italy) and observations on emerging citizen science initiatives from Ms. Joke Kenens, (PhD candidate at University Leuven, Belgium).
Moderator: Dr. Yevgeniya Tomkiv, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Participate in the discussion
Ask questions, express your views and/or send your comments in the chat area during the webinar. 

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020
Time: 15:00- 16:30 (CET)
Cost: Free to attend and participate
The webinar is hosted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Please register and share to your networks


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